Can you believe it’s almost back-to-school already?
For many parents and children, this time of year brings with it a plethora of emotions — some filled with excitement and anticipation and some with anxiety and fear — all completely normal!
I still remember when I was entering my first year of junior high — I was extremely nervous yet eager and enthusiastic. What made it a little more nerve-wracking was that we had just moved into a new home in a new city so I was starting fresh and didn’t know anyone.
New beginnings always bring new adventures!
I realized I had nothing to worry about and that almost every single person starting school, whether they knew people there or not, will always have some butterflies in their tummy.
My daughter is going into the second grade and is actually quite thrilled. The first day of school couldn’t get here any faster for her.
As a mother, I always get a tad jittery for her hoping she will love her new teacher (and vice versa!) and will make some great new friends. I don’t think I will ever stop worrying over any of my children, right?
I appreciate that Netflix Canada offers some really amazing shows that help for a smooth transition (for both mother and child!) back to the classroom with a great selection of shows and movies that feature school-aged children and their school exploits.
One new show in particular that we just absolutely L-O-V-E is Project Mc².
Project Mc² is a new aspirational STEM-inspired Netflix original series that recently launched which is geared towards young girls in the “tweenager” market (or even younger (like my daughter) and older!) showing youth that you can be smart, cool and stylish all at the same time!
This new series includes 4 young girls, McKeyla McAlister (MC2), Adrienne Atoms (A2), Bryden Bandweth (B2) and Camryn Coyle (C2) that are recruited to a spy organization called NOV8 — lead by the Quail, played by real-life mathematician Danica McKellar — where each girl gets to use their unique skills (and styles!) in science and technology to solve missions all while combining a sassy attitude with fierce intelligence, with the motto ‘smart is the new cool’.
On top of this fun new show and to appeal to girls’ interest in STEM, MGA Entertainment launched four dolls to focus on each aspect of the field: science, technology, engineering and math.
Each doll in the Project Mc² line comes with an experiment kit to inspire kids to play and learn. Experiments include creating lava lights, working volcanos, glow stick necklaces and blueprint skateboards.
My daughter has the Adrienne Attom’s doll as she just happens to be a huge science and chemistry lover always wanting to do experiments and conjuring up fun new concoctions. Adrienne is her absolute favourite character!
She is also telling me that when she starts school soon, she is hoping to start a new cool group of friends, that’s for girls AND boys, that love to learn different things.
I needed a mama is so darn proud moment.
An instagram personal note to Ava from the real-life Adrienne Attoms, Victoria Vida, may or may not have sparked that extra devotion.
Girls encouraging girls to aim for educational success and still be cool and unique in your own way gets two big thumbs up from me.
If you haven’t checked out Project Mc² on Netflix yet, you can learn more about it here: http://www.projectmc2.com.
Wishing all the kids (and parents) a wonderful, smooth and happy first day back to school!